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Style and Faith

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April 24, 2003 | Hardcover | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 240 pages | ISBN 9781582431079
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Seven essays on the moral life of literature and the moral burden of the poet seek to rescue key literary works from misinterpretation, in a collection that covers such texts as the Oxford English Dictionary, Tyndale’s Bible, and poems by Henry Vaughan and T.S. Eliot.

In this, his first collection of essays in more than a decade, Geoffrey Hill again returns to “the Enemy’s country, ” that fallen world where both scholarship and ignorance lie in ambush of Truth, to rescue inspired literature from misreading. His texts include the Oxford English Dictionary, Tyndale’s Bible, and poems by Henry Vaughan and T. S. Eliot, as well the vast apparatus of opinion about them. Style and Faith–seven essays in the moral life of literature and the moral burden of the poet–will interest anyone who values precision and concision, and literary criticism in the service of the commonweal.

About Geoffrey Hill

Geoffrey Hill was born in 1932, in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. A graduate of Keble College, Oxford, he taught for many years at the University of Leeds and then lectured at Cambridge as a fellow of Emmanuel College. He is the author of 9 books of poetry, including Speech! Speech! and The Orchards of Syon, and New & Collected Poems, 1952-1992. Since 1988, he has taught at Boston University, where he is currently Professor of Literature & Religion and co-director of the Editorial Institute.

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"Geoffrey Hill is probably the best writer alive, in verse or in prose."

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